Nutrition

Amaro Integrative Medicine

Family Medicine & Integrative Medicine located in Amarillo, TX

At Amaro Integrative Medicine in Amarillo, Texas, Justin Amaro, DO, and his medical team specialize in whole person wellness, focusing on the health of your mind, spirit, and body. To ensure you’re getting what you need in your diet to thrive in those areas, Dr. Amaro offers comprehensive nutrition counseling services for patients of all ages to help you develop healthy eating habits and improve your overall health using a nutrition-based lifestyle. Find out more about available nutrition services by scheduling a consultation online or by phone.

Nutrition Q & A

Amaro Integrative Medicine

Why is nutrition important?

The food you eat gives you the nutrients and energy you need to stay healthy. By learning how to incorporate healthier foods into your daily diet, you can reduce your risk of developing a variety of preventable health conditions and maintain a healthy weight.

Dr. Amaro and his staff offer comprehensive nutritional services to help you achieve your goals of a healthier lifestyle and ensure you are getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs to function properly.

Which healthy foods should I add to my diet?

Depending on your medical history, Dr. Amaro can create a healthy eating plan that addresses your specific goals, such as weight loss or better eating habits. He may recommend adding to your diet items like:

  • Fresh fruits
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Low-fat dairy
  • Whole grain foods
  • Lean meats and fish

Additionally, you should avoid foods that are high in saturated and trans fats, sugars, and salt.

Be sure to drink sufficient amounts of water every day to improve your health and prevent dehydration.

What if I have food allergies?

If food allergies limit what you can eat, Dr. Amaro can work with you to create a healthy eating plan based on the foods you can tolerate. He can also perform comprehensive food allergy testing to determine what foods you should avoid in order to prevent allergy-related symptoms.

To ensure you are getting the right vitamins and minerals in your diet, he may suggest high-quality daily supplements and nutraceuticals.

What are nutraceuticals?

Nutraceuticals are foods and supplements that contain essential amino acids, vitamins, and other important nutrients that balance out your daily diet. These foods and supplements are a safe and effective option for enhancing your health and wellness, especially when you are deficient in necessary vitamins and minerals.

These supplements are beneficial for improving your overall health and boosting your energy levels and overall sense of well-being.

Nutraceuticals can also:

  • Help prevent disease
  • Reduce feelings of anxiety
  • Improve the quality of sleep
  • Enhance mental clarity

Dr. Amaro can determine if nutraceuticals are right for you by reviewing your medical history and current dietary needs. He may recommend this type of nutritional therapy to manage existing disease or as a preventive measure against chronic issues like diabetes and heart disease.

Find out more about available nutritional services by calling Dr. Amaro’s office directly or using the online booking feature.